Dec 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a young
dalit, who confessed having vandalised the statue of
B.R. Ambedkar in Kanpur earlier this week, that triggered
violent protests in Maharashtra.
arrested man was identified as Arun Valmiki, a resident
of Sarojini Nagar locality in the north Indian state's
major industrial town.
Inspector General of Police Daljit Chaudhary told IANS
Friday: "Valmiki has confessed to damaging the
Ambedkar statue Wednesday along with his two friends."
to him, Valmiki claimed that he and his friends committed
the act in a drunken state and had no specific motive
behind vandalising the statue of the architect of the
are in the process of tracking down the two other culprits,"